Stands in For Leo
When movie buffs watch the 77th Annual
Academy Awards this weekend, no one will be cheering harder for “The
Aviator” than Jarrod Bruce `02.
The biography about Howard Hughes,
directed by Martin Scorsese, is up for 11 Oscar nominations, including
one for leading actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
Bruce worked on the set of “The
Aviator” as DiCaprio’s body double. So those hands that you see at
some points and think are DiCaprio’s probably belong to Bruce. “Any
shot more than 20 feet away – that’s me,” Bruce said.
Professor Returns to
Physics professor Mesgun Sebhatu stands as living proof that even
internationally respected physicists can experience
On his first day at the Kavli
Institute for Theoretical Physics, he was nervous to meet so many
famous physicists. “There I was, eager to learn, and I thought they
would be arrogant and difficult to talk to,” the Winthrop professor
In 2002, Sebhatu was one of seven
physicists in the nation selected to participate in the institute’s
prestigious visiting scholar program directed by
recent Nobel Prize
winner David Gross. Sebhatu completed his third and final
two-week-a-year visit in May 2004.
Save the date! Alumni
Reunion Celebration Is April 22-23
Homecoming Win Sets
Alumni and other Winthrop fans
watching the men’s basketball game on Feb. 19 saw the team finish its
last home game with a perfect 13-0 record in the coliseum. A record
crowd of 5,254 fans cheered as the Eagles defeated High Point 74-66.
The win during a weekend of
Homecoming activities was the 13th straight victory for the Eagles
(22-5, 13-1 BSC) who head into the Big South Conference tournament
next week. Seeded number one, the Eagles will host the first round of
the tournament at the coliseum on March 1.
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The phonathon is rocking and rolling Vegas style. Since Jan. 24,
student workers manning the telephones have been busily dialing some
31,000 alumni and parents.
Phonathon proves to be a great networking tool to connect students
with alumni. Student caller Alicia Kennedy, a phonathon captain, was
offered a summer internship by one graduate. Another alum sent Amber
Baragona, a new freshman caller, a cookbook from the recipes of the
late Jean Richards Roddey, the former Winthrop housing director. Kelly Ryan,
the phonathon chair, observed that: “Phonathon is a great way to meet
other Winthrop students, meet alumni and stay involved on campus.”